A good fictionizing of the life of Madame de Maintenon concentrates on the girl- into woman in all the strange turns of her...

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THE CROWN AND THE SHADOW

A good fictionizing of the life of Madame de Maintenon concentrates on the girl- into woman in all the strange turns of her fortune. A spirited following of the familiar events- marriage to Scarron, the growing importance of court and its intrigues, the eventual establishment of a girls' convent- leads to a sincerely offered view of a famous life. It is not averse to moral values and aware of human, if royal, weaknesses.

Pub Date: April 25, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1955